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ecstatic
used in Light in August

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Definition
feeling intense happiness and excitement (as when in a state of ecstasy)
  • His rage and impotence is now almost ecstatic.
    Chapter 18 (73% in)
  • ...with the whole sum of entire outrage to credulity: these two people as husband and wife, the establishment as a business for eating, with the successive imported waitresses clumsy with the cheap dishes of simple food as business justified; and himself accepting, taking, during his brief and violent holiday like a young stallion in a state of unbelieving and ecstatic astonishment in a hidden pasture of tired and professional mares, himself in turn victim of nameless and unnumbered men.
    Chapter 8 (30% in)
  • The organ strains come rich and resonant through the summer night, blended, sonorous, with that quality of abjectness and sublimation, as if the freed voices themselves were assuming the shapes and attitudes of crucifixions, ecstatic, solemn, and profound in gathering volume.
    Chapter 16 (17% in)
  • "Great God in the mountain," he says, with childlike and almost ecstatic astonishment; "he sho knows how to jump a train.
    Chapter 18 (96% in)

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